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Can anyone recommend a good ground anchor, After seeing a "bolt cropper proof" oxford chain being cut through like butter, Manufacturers claims mean very little.


Has anyone had any experience with them, been put up to the test by attempted thefts, etc..?

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It sadly does not matter what you do, it can be defeated. The aim is to be as big a hassle and deterrent as possible. So in terms of price and size I went with the Mammoth concrete in ground anchor


http://www.bits4motorbikes.co.uk/Securi ... chors.html


http://www.bits4motorbikes.co.uk/images/PartAccessoriesImages/Security/Mammoth-concrete-in-ground-anchor.jpg

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as has already been said, regardless of your security it can be defeated, you just need to make your bike less desirable to thieves. I have an oxford chain and oxford ground anchor, I also put disc locks on both discs. Can't go wrong with Oxford or motrax really.

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Can anyone recommend a good ground anchor, After seeing a "bolt cropper proof" oxford chain being cut through like butter, Manufacturers claims mean very little.


Has anyone had any experience with them, been put up to the test by attempted thefts, etc..?

 

OP, which is the chain you are referring to that is being cut through like butter?

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yea, get a Y-anchor

http://www.saferrider.org/wpcms/wp-content/uploads/Yanchor-bike.png


There is no chance they will get the anchor out, they would have to cut the chain or remove the wheel.

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how is a ground anchor going to stop them cutting through your chain?

 

The point I was trying to make was the manufacturers claims of a chain being resistant to bolt croppers/ hammers are not even slightly true. I see the same claims being made on ground anchors which is why I want to know if anyone has experience with them. Such as seeing marks on them where someone has clearly been trying to break it but its still standing.


I like the look of the Y-anchor, seems to be the best option.

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how is a ground anchor going to stop them cutting through your chain?

 

The point I was trying to make was the manufacturers claims of a chain being resistant to bolt croppers/ hammers are not even slightly true. I see the same claims being made on ground anchors which is why I want to know if anyone has experience with them. Such as seeing marks on them where someone has clearly been trying to break it but its still standing.


I like the look of the Y-anchor, seems to be the best option.

 


ah no worries then


I thought you was saying you want a ground anchor to stop them taking it but obviously the chain is the weak link no pun intended :)


I could easily make them Y anchors I have seen them before and they look pretty good


the only problem I can see is if you get water inside one where is it going to go

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At my last house I had a Ground Hog 3. The rawl bolts came with a resin bonding paste to secure it well and truly to the concrete garage floor. The bolt heads were recessed and metal caps were supplied to prevent tampering. The chain loop was good and thick. Too thick for bolt croppers and I believe disc cutter proof. Once fitted you bad no hope in hell of getting the thing back out save for gunning the concrete out around it. Good piece of kit,well worth the money and left me confident the bikes were secure. Recommended :cheers:

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Thanks for that.


I know that given time any security can be defeated. Just trying to get rid of as many weak points as possible.

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Hot damn, that looks clean!


I'm thinking about one of these but I'm not all that competent at DIY.


How big a job is it?

 

yea, get a Y-anchor

http://www.saferrider.org/wpcms/wp-content/uploads/Yanchor-bike.png


There is no chance they will get the anchor out, they would have to cut the chain or remove the wheel.

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have a search on google for y anchor, they have a website, think they cost around £70 - £100,


wonder how practical it would be to make your own out of scaffold pipe or something similiar?


oh and you might need one of these :mrgreen:


http://www.atlascopco.us/Images/302480_456.jpg

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I think many people would be grateful if you did Stu. No idea how they can get away with charging up to £100 for something so simple.


Managed to get one for £15 from ebay :D


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-GROUND-ANCHOR-MOTORCYCLE-CARAVAN-QUAD-TRAILER-/251290279236?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item3a82115d44

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Cant compete with those prices :shock:


If anyone wants one then use the links above and go for the stainless one that is mega cheap


and be quick before the price goes sky high :lol:

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  • 1 month later...

If anyone is still interested there are a couple of excellent deals on ghostbikes.com where they are bundling a free ground anchor with Oxford chains.


http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/reco ... nchor.html


http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/8961 ... chor-.html


I bought the first one. Would recommend it - the thing is a beast. Only drawback was I had to hire a proper drill to install it as my Black N Decker just wouldn't cut it (if you'll pardon the pun ;)).


Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with the above site.

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